Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster will be released on April 20 next year

The development cycle of the next Ubuntu Linux version, Ubuntu 23.04, has officially started. The Ubuntu team announced the official release date and complete release schedule, including all the details you need to know.

Ubuntu 23.04, dubbed "Lunar Lobster" by Canonical, is expected to be released on April 20, 2023. This will be Canonical's 38th Ubuntu release, a so-called interim release that only supports nine months of software and security updates until January 2024.

The 6-month development cycle officially kicks off at the end of October 2022 with the upload of the toolchain, and the first Ubuntu testing week will start as soon as next December 29th.

According to the release schedule, Ubuntu 23.04 Beta will be available for public testing on March 30, 2023, shortly after the second "Ubuntu Testing Week" event in the first week of March next year.

Other important development stages of Ubuntu 23.04 "Lunar Lobster" include feature freeze and Debian import freeze, both scheduled for February 23; kernel freeze, scheduled for April 6; and final freeze, scheduled for 2023 April 13th.

It's too early to talk about what's new in Ubuntu 23.04, which is expected to carry the upcoming GNOME 44 desktop environment, which is scheduled for release on March 22, 2023, and is likely to be powered by the upcoming Linux 6.2 kernel series, which The kernel is expected to be released in early or mid-February 2023.

Other new GNU/Linux technologies in the "Lunar Lobster" release include GCC 13 as an optional system compiler, LLVM 16, Python 3.11 by default, GNU Binutils 2.40, GNU C Library 2.37, OpenLDAP 2.6, Go 1.20, and PolicyKit 122.

Additionally, Ubuntu 23.04 appears to be introducing the long-awaited new installer written in Flutter.

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